Curriculum Development

Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative Phase 3: Integrating, Teaching to and Assessing Skills-based Learning Outcomes (2000)

In 1997, Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, launched an eight-year plan to integrate skills-based learning outcomes across the organization. In the third phase of the project, the college continued to find ways to support its instructors in the initiative.

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2013-11-14

Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative: Developing Transferable Skills for Workplace Success and Continuous Learning (1998)

Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, is preparing its graduates for workplace success and lifelong learning by developing their generic employability skills.

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2013-11-13

How should our schools teach kids about money? [Video - 4:14] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video, part of a series dealing with a variety of financial issues, features an interview with Gary Rabbior, president of Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

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2013-09-23

Applications of Working and Learning: Making education more relevant by supporting educators - Showing educators how the skills they teach are used in the workplace (2000)

The Applications of Working and Learning (AWAL) Project helps middle and secondary school teachers and student teachers connect the curriculum they teach in the classroom with the application of that knowledge in the workplace.

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2013-09-19

Targeted Literacy Programming and Outreach for Young Single Males on Ontario Works (2013)

This curriculum is aimed at single men, aged 18 to 29, who are accessing Ontario Works assistance, and is designed to get them more involved in literacy programming.

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2013-07-25

Learning the 21st Century Way: Making Sense of How to use Social Media for Learning – Webinar presenter, Dr. Sarah Eaton [Video – 1:04:23] (2012)

In this webinar, Dr. Sarah Eaton of the University of Calgary shares her experience of incorporating social media, specifically Twitter, into one of her courses. Aimed at students who were on academic probation, the course was about becoming an effective learner.

She begins with a discussion of the growing role of social media in education and shows how it can add value to the learning process.

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2013-07-22

The cultural divide in science education for Aboriginal learners (2007)

Lessons in Learning - February 1, 2007

Aboriginal people in Canada are sharply underrepresented in science and engineering occupations. As well, Aboriginal students take advanced high school science classes and enrol in science-related postsecondary programs at much lower rates than their non-Aboriginal counterparts.

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2013-02-25

Leveraging Government and Industry Partnerships for Essential Skills Training - Case Study [videos] (2012)

This resource offers a look at how employers in Manitoba are working with the provincial government to develop training programs to build the skills of their workers.

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2012-11-21

Measuring health literacy: A challenge to curriculum design and evaluation (2010)

This is the first in a series of research briefs focusing on questions of interest to practitioners and policymakers in adult literacy.

The author says it is becoming more urgent to develop a new comprehensive measure of health literacy. Developing such a measure is the next significant task facing health literacy research and practice.

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2012-08-21

Developing Trades Math Worksheets: A Handbook for Construction Trades Instructors (2010)

Based on Essential Skills foundations and developed by experienced training professionals, this workbook is designed to help instructors develop math worksheets for apprentices in technical training settings. Users learn how to incorporate Essential Skills into worksheets that will meet instructional goals and help apprentices to learn essential trades math.

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2012-06-19

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